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Manager, Original Books

Content & Audible Studios   |   Job ID  2570682
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Job Summary

At Audible, we believe stories have the power to transform lives. It’s why we work with some of the world’s leading creators to produce and share audio storytelling with our millions of global listeners. We are dreamers and inventors who come from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences to empower and inspire each other. Imagine your future with us.

Audible is looking for an energetic, experienced, organised and detail-orientated books editor to form a core part of the fiction commissioning team at Audible UK. In this role you will manage authors directly, overseeing the whole editorial process for existing projects as well as developing relationships with existing Audible authors and commissioning future authors and projects in genres such as commercial crime, romance and fantasy. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the submissions process for Audible UK in the book space, making recommendations to the Director, Scripted Drama & Original Books and wider team for potential acquisitions. You will have experience in editing commercial fiction, and in particular be able to talk to a track record of structurally editing manuscripts. You will bring existing contacts in the agenting world, be a passionate ambassador for great audio storytelling, and have a finger on the pulse in the wider entertainment landscape.

Audible's Content Team is responsible for the commissioning and delivery of world class audio entertainment. We are a highly creative team who use data and creative relationships to bring true meaning to 'premium content'. The team is the driving force behind Audible UK’s fiction output, commissioning and shaping audiobooks, audio drama and theatre productions.

As Manager, Original Books you will...
- Take on editorial responsibilities for a number of projects already in development for release in 2024 and beyond
- Manage the submissions process in book, reading and analysing submissions, providing recommendations to the wider team and helping to identify future partners and commercial successes
- Ensure all manuscripts are delivered and published within business-critical timelines, and to the highest standards
- Be an enthusiastic ambassador for your projects with internal stakeholders including production, programming, marketing and PR teams
- Efficiently oversee tracking of fiction slate in the UK (across book and scripted) in collaboration with programming and operational teams
- Manage a portfolio of freelance editors, bringing in and onboarding new talent when required
- Bring in, establish, maintain and nurture relationships with key agents, authors and other content partners

Audible is the leading producer and provider of audio storytelling. We spark listeners’ imaginations, offering immersive, cinematic experiences full of inspiration and insight to enrich our customers daily lives. Our Hub+Home hybrid workplace model gives employees the flexibility between gathering in a common office space (work from hub) and remote work (work from home). For more information, please visit

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

London, GBR

Basic Qualifications

- Experience as a Book Editor or Book Agent in the UK
- Extensive experience in the publishing industry
- Passion for audio, storytelling and the wider entertainment landscape

Preferred Qualifications

- Strong editorial instinct, alongside logistical, organisational and time-management skills
- Able to work independently, proactively and meet deadlines
- Dedicated, enthusiastic team player who works collaboratively and supportively
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- An understanding of book production processes

Amazon is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build. Protecting your privacy and the security of your data is a longstanding top priority for Amazon. Please consult our Privacy Notice ( to know more about how we collect, use and transfer the personal data of our candidates.

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